Timeline

Date Event
June 2005 National Fire and Aviation Executive Board charters WFDSS Phase I
April 2006 Initial planning and requirements analysis completed
October 2006 Forest Services contracts with IBM to develop WFDSS system
June 2007 FSPro, RAVAR, and SCI WFDSS components available for testing on wildland fires
December 2007 FEC approves continued development of WFDSS for all five federal fire agencies
Winter/Spring 2008 Additional functionality and components added to system
June 2008 Second WFDSS prototype during fire season to test as replacement for WFSA, WFIP and LTIP
February-March 2009 Training Webinars begin
March 6, 2009 USFS Regional Leads designated
April 1, 2009 USFS Agency administrators authorized to use WFDSS for decision reporting
June 1, 2009 USFS Regions 3, 8, 9 complete transition to WFDSS for decision analysis and reporting
July 1, 2009 USFS Regions 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 complete transition to WFDSS for decision analysis and reporting
September 1, 2009 All USFS agency field units entering all unplanned wildland fires into WFDSS
Fall 2009 and beyond Additional enhancements and maintenance will occur

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Last updated on 4/23/2012 3:32:37 PM.